Scrapbook Page Layering


self paced class with Debbie Hodge; download and/or access in the Get It Scrapped classroom

Master design techniques for layering on both clean and richly-packed scrapbook pages. Come away with ideas for using your stash and a stack of layouts you’ll love.

Class covers:

  • 6 reasons layers belong on your scrapbook pages
  • 2 things every layer must do
  • 5 layered foundations for scrapbooking any photo combination
  • 4-part formula for mixing patterns
  • 3 mix-and-match approaches to making eye-catching focal points
  • 7 ways to get “layers with lift”
  • 3 hybrid foundations that use stash and dazzle the eye
  • 8 perfect placements for embellishments
  • 3 recipes for making embellishment clusters with your stash

Whether you like clean and simple scrapbook pages, freestyle collages, clustered groupings with lots of white space or something in between, layering adds interest and creates design unity. Lessons are illustrated with digital and paper pages including work by guest designers Dina Wakley, Doris Sander, and Lisa Dickinson.In “Scrapbook Page Layering” learn why to layer, when to layer, and how to layer on your paper and digital scrapbook layouts. Explore layering for backgrounds, foundations, focal points, and embellishments. Understand basic “recipes” for making perfect embellishment clusters every time. Come away with inspiration and new design skills.

Class materials:

Introduction  – pdf and video

Lesson 1: Layering Foundations – pdf and video

Why layer | Making pages in layers | Creating white space: figure and ground | Layering foundations | Mixing patterns

Lesson 2: Layering Elements – pdf and video

Making focal points | Layering ideas for photos, titles, and journaling | Liftable layers: texture and dimension | In addition: tags, labels, emphemera, frames

Lesson 3Enhanced Canvases and Combination Foundations – pdf and video

Bases | Color | Collaged and pieced canvases | Hybrid foundations | Edge treatments

Lesson 4: Final Layers – pdf and video

Image, motif, and meaning | Embellishment homes | Making clusters | Repetition and alignment

Wrap-up – video

Video walk through of the making of 3 layered pages


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